$1,795,847 District Deficiency Measure is Now Up To Senate

Title

$1,795,847 District Deficiency Measure is Now Up To Senate

Description

One of the line items in the proposed 1924 appropriations for the District of Columbia was $50,000 for a bathing beach at the Tidal Basin for the African American residents of the District. While white residents had enjoyed a formal beach since 1918, an equivalent for blacks was never established. In 1925, the Senate not only chose not to approve funding for a "colored beach," but cut out all funding for the white beach, solving the question of equal facilities for white and black by closing all the beaches.

Source

The Washington Post

Date

06/05/1924

Coverage

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Appropriations amounting to $1,793,847 for the District are proposed in the second deficiency bill, which was passed yesterday by the Houseā€¦. The bill also carried an appropriation of $50,000 for a bathing beach for negroes. An appropriation of $25,000 has been available for two years, but officials said it was insufficient for the beach colored people wanted. It is planned to establish the beach in Tidal basin opposite the beach for white bathers.

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Newspaper article

Description

One of the line items in the proposed 1924 appropriations for the District of Columbia was $50,000 for a bathing beach at the Tidal Basin for the African American residents of the District. While white residents had enjoyed a formal beach since 1918, an equivalent for blacks was never established. In 1925, the Senate not only chose not to approve funding for a "colored beach," but cut out all funding for the white beach, solving the question of equal facilities for white and black by closing all the beaches.

Date

06/05/1924

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

The Washington Post